Come take a little hike this weekend through the vineyards of Italy. We have some new arrivals in the shop that are panoramic in flavor. Stop by this weekend at do a bit of sightseeing.
2020 Musio Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie $12
The Mussio stands out above a lot of insipid PG that kind of floods the market. Fruity, balanced, hints of nuts and toasted bread. Vegan
NV Mario Molino Dimartina Vino Rosso $15
40% Barbera, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet and 10% Nebbiolo
An unusual Piedmontese blend. Ready to go, the wine reveals cherry fruit with delicate contours of rose hip, dried blueberries and blue flowers. There are subtle touches of spice and sweet almond.
2019 Ettore Germano Langhe Chardonnay $22
The wine is kept in contact with the lees for six months, with half undergoing a malolactic fermentation. Germano’s Chardonnay has wonderful orchard fruit aromas, a creamy texture that remains fresh as a result of a harmonious acidity, and a robust finish.
2019 Boschis Francesco, Grignolino $20
A lighter Piedmontese red from a well known Dolcettlo producer. Light ruby. Pepper, geranium, mown grass. Medium structure with evident tannins and good length.
2017 Monsecco, Colline Novaesi Pratogrande $27
The Pratogrande is sourced from hillside vineyards that skirt the famed Gattinara and Ghemme DOCGs. Notes of dried cherry, rose petal, blood orange peel, tobacco, leather, tar, underbrush, and lots more. It is medium-bodied and bright, with the gentlest nip of tannin lending backbone and a recognizable array of “secondary” aromas/flavors beginning to creep into the mix.
2019 Villa Pillo Cingalino $15
65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc,
A fresh and easy Bordeaux blend that is more Tuscan than varietally dominated.
2016 Castello di Bibbione, Chianti Classico Reserva $18
A delightful wine that shows classic aromas of sour cherry, cedar bark, dried fern, and forest floor. The palate has chewy tannins deftly balanced by ripe berry fruit and a cleansing streak of acidity.
2019 Damiano Ciolli Silene, Olevano Romano, CesaneseSuperiore $20
A Roman Red, the Silene is aged in concrete for a year and conveys more delicate qualities of the Cesanese red grape. It also comes from nearly 100 year old vines. A rush of floral aromatics lead for a palate of dusty earth, spring violets and sour blackberry. A long, peppery finish to leave on a memorable note. Biodynamic
2016 Gurrieri, Cerasuolo di Vittoria $21
60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato
Very aromatic on the nose, there is a bright red fruit quality that accompanies a pretty, floral note, yet a core of dark fruit and damp earth rings through as well. On the palate, there is a wonderful combination of body, freshness, fruit character, and earthy drive, counterbalanced on the palate with soft but noticeable tannins. Organic.